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Counterfactual conditional: the counterfactual conditional is equivalent to unreal conditional sentences. Conditionals, in which a fact is mentioned in the antecedent, which is not expressly the case. If A were the case, B would have been the case.
 
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II 172
Counterfactual Conditionals/Co.Co./Overdeterminism/Knowledge/Nozick. Counterfactual conditionals help exclude cases of overdeterminism - i.e. cases where multiple independent causes are sufficient in themselves. II 174
Example Barn Facades/Alvin Goldman/Nozick: if there are many fakes, we should not speak of knowledge.
II 175
Counterfactual Conditional/Nozick: shows covariance.

No I
R. Nozick
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981

No II
R., Nozick
The Nature of Rationality 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30